What does the Spanish phrase "te amo" mean in English?
I've just read some information about intercountry adoption from Chile, and it had phrases for the adopting parents to learn, to use with their adoptive children. One was "te amo"="I love you". But I thought that was only for a romantic relationship like husband-wife. I thought "te quiero" was used for other relationships like between friends, and between siblings, and from parent to child.
- 1 decade agoBest Answer
actually it is used in the familie to. I mean, b-tween mother father, and children, etc.Source(s): i'm latinamerican, Costa Rica.
- meLv 41 decade ago
Te amo means I love you
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- chris_keever2000Lv 71 decade ago
te amo = i love you
You're right about that, te amo is MOSTLY used in romantic way but it could also be used between parents and children and in very emotive contexts between friends, siblings, etc. Also depends on the culture of the people saying it. Amar is a stronger feeling than querer and different people have different nuances for those two verbs (just like in english, for someone to say "i love you" could be a huge deal while for someone else it could be easily said)
Hope that helps ;)
- 1 decade ago
te amo means I love You
- Anonymous1 decade ago
"Te Amo" means " I love you" (casual)
- 1 decade ago
From what I understand from my Spanish friends... "Te Amo" is usually reserved for a romantic relationship. "Te Quiero" is appropriate for friends, family, etc.
- 5 years ago
- Devin OLv 41 decade ago
¡Te amo! - I love you!
You're right, "te amo" is more intense than "te quiero", which is the less intense way of saying "I love you"
- browneyedgirl623Lv 51 decade ago
Te Amo is I love you (general usage)
Te Queiro is more like "I want you" - a romantic usageSource(s): high school spanish 20 years ago